A CLYDEBANK woman has died in Mauritius having reportedly been smothered in front of her child during a robbery gone wrong.

Janice Farman was understood to have been found dead today within her home. Her 10-year-old autistic son was also present.

The 47-year-old's death is believed to be the result of a robbery gone wrong.

Local news outlets reported one man has been arrested and it's understood police are on the hunt for two other male suspects.

Ms Farman's jewellery and car are believed to have been taken during the raid.

Local news reports state Ms Farman's son, who is now in the care of social work as his father is abroad, raise the alarm by telling a family friend his mother was not breathing.

Ms Farman was the managing director of PECS (Mauritius) Ltd, a privately owned group of companies providing data services and is believed to have been in the country since 2004.

She had previously worked as a call centre manager at AXA Assistance in the country.

A company statement said: "Last night our managing director in Mauritius, Janice Farman, was brutally murdered in her own home.

"In view of these tragic events, we have decided to close our Mauritius office so we can make sure all our team have access to counsellors and as a mark of respect to a wonderful lady.

"Our thoughts are with Janice's family, friends and colleagues."